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July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Texas Governor George W Bush is under attack by Handgun Control, Incorporated, one of the nation's largest and most vocal anti-gun groups, for remarks made by an official of the National Rifle Association. In a television advertisement now airing, Handgun Control shows NRA Vice President Kayne Robinson praising the likely GOP presidential nominee, Bush, at a meeting of the group's California members.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - When it comes to hiring, the all-Democratic, 12-member Massachusetts Congressional delegation, the most liberal in the nation, does poorly in terms of affirmative action. According to a survey done by the Boston Herald, not a single House or Senate staff is led by member of a minority group, while all senior aides are Caucasian. Senator Edward M. Kennedy's 63 member staff has 17 minorities, while Senator John Kerry's 46 member staff has a dozen minorities.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - If a member of the Federal Election Commission has his way, special interest groups that pay for political broadcast advertisements would be required to disclose the sources of their money."Without any information on these groups, it becomes impossible for the public to make informed decisions about the real interests of those groups," said Karl Sandstrom, a Democrat who serves on the six-person FEC board.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Concord, NH (CNSNews.com) - New Hampshire's Chief Justice appears certain to be impeached and former US Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell apparently will be in charge of prosecuting the case at a trial conducted by the New Hampshire Senate.New Hampshire's 22-member House Judiciary Committee late Wednesday returned three articles of impeachment against state Supreme Court Chief Justice David Brock. The full House will consider the articles July 12th and it is widely expected to agree with the Committee's recommendations.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNEWS.com) - Already in a state of disarray, the Reform Party has yet another problem to overcome -- the announcement by Pat Choate that he has resigned as party chairman.In a letter to the party's executive council, Choate said, "An illness in our family requires the immediate attention of my wife and me." He offered no details. Choate, 59 years old, was Ross Perot's running mate in 1996.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Vermont state representative has formed a political action committee, which she hopes will lead to the defeat of House and Senate Judiciary Committee members who supported the recently enacted civil union legislation. Although the bill, signed into law by Democratic Governor Howard Dean, does not sanction same sex marriage, critics insist it establishes what amounts to a parallel system of marriage for same-sex couples.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - For the first time in nearly 40 years Massachusetts Democrat Ted Kennedy could face a reelection campaign with no Republican opposition, as the only announced GOP opponent, Jack E Robinson, may not be able to gather enough certified signatures to be included on the November ballot.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A well-known Washington lawyer, best known for defending Democrats in high places with serious legal problems, will be a key prosecutor, should the New Hampshire State Senate hold an impeachment trial of State Supreme Court Chief Justice David Brock. Conservatives, however, fear that Robert F. Bauer's partisan loyalties will affect the way he does his job.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - If and when New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani decides to bow out of New York's US Senate race against Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton, several of Giuliani's fellow Republicans are waiting in the wings to challenge her.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Senator Bob Smith's (R-NH) involvement in the case of Elian Gonzalez has some back home wondering why. So, in an effort to help clear the air, Smith conducted a conference call with reporters on the home front to explain his situation.The senator visited the child, in Miami, in January, several weeks after his rescue from sea and arrival in the United States.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A former Harvard University professor and whistle blower, who complained about the schools use of millions in federal research grants, wants Congress to pay him $928,000 in lost wages and has the backing of Massachusetts Democratic Congressman Barney Frank.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Maine State Senate has unanimously approved a bill that would control the price of prescription drugs and create a Fair Drug Pricing Board, the first such board in the nation. An identical bill was approved on April 14th by the state's House of Representatives by a vote of 89 to 54. The measure now goes to the desk of Independent Governor Angus King. He has 10 days to decide what action to take.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
Concord, NH (CNSNews.com) - Now that the New Hampshire primary has ended, what's next for the five Republicans and two Democrats seeking the Oval Office.On the Democratic side, there are no mandatory delegate selection contests in February. The party does have a February 5th non-binding primary vote in Delaware. However, the next big date for Democratic presidential contenders Al Gore and Bill Bradley will be Super Tuesday on March 7th when a number of key states, including New York, will hold primaries.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
Manchester, NH (CNSNews.com) - The Federal Communications Commission has told the state's largest commercial television station it must run an ad critical of Texas Governor George W Bush, even though the spot contains unproven allegations.The ad, paid for by Andy Martin, a Florida man who has been a frequent candidate for political office, contends Bush has used cocaine and abused alcohol.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With a Los Angeles Times poll showing them in a dead heat, the war of words between Texas Governor George W Bush and Arizona Senator John McCain continued this week on the South Carolina campaign trial.According to the survey, Bush leads McCain by a two-to-one margin among Republicans in the Palmetto State while McCain enjoys a like margin among Independents and Democrats. Respondents identifying themselves as either Independent or Democratic told pollster that they will cross over and vote in Saturday's Republican primary contest.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
Boston, MA (CNSNews.com) - With the New Hampshire Primary a little more than three weeks away, a Boston Herald/WCVB-TV Poll shows former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley leading Vice President Al Gore, 44 percent to 38 percent, in the Granite State.The poll could be ominous for Gore since it shows continued erosion of support among registered Democrats, the base group within the Democratic Party.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Vice President Al Gore and former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley debated race relations Monday night in a 90-minute, nationally televised and often acrimonious showdown at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
Manchester, NH (CNSNews.com) - Senator Orrin Hatch, whom many in New Hampshire characterize as "the stealth candidate," has taken to the air with a 30-minute television spot.But rather than pointing out the differences between himself and his GOP presidential opponents, the long time Utah legislator uses much of the half hour to attack the Clinton Administration, calling it "the most deceitful and corrupt in our nation's history."
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Vice President Al Gore has a double-digit lead over rival Bill Bradley in the March 7th Massachusetts Democratic primary contest, according to the latest Boston Globe poll. And as McCain's star rises with Massachusetts Independents and some Democrats, Bradley's seems to fade.The survey of 400 likely Democratic voters, carried out February 22-24, shows Gore with 59 percent support to Bradley's 27 percent. The poll has a margin of error of five points.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
Manchester, NH (CNSNews.com) - Vice President Al Gore is rapidly leaving his sole rival in the dust according to the latest three-day tracking poll from the locally-based American Research Group.The survey, completed on Thursday night, shows Gore leading Bill Bradley by a margin of 47 percent to 38 percent. Three days ago, the same poll showed Bradley with a slight lead over Gore. The survey has a margin of error of four percent.